Some stories even have a happy ending, although the initial premises seem truly horrifying. And despite, in several countries across the world, animal were abandoned. Four puppies were abandoned in the garbage, but they were saved thanks to the agents, engaged in a normal patrol service, in Calabria, Italy.
The puppies, three females and one boy, were found abandoned in the midst of some rubbish and a fruit box, hungry, cold and frightened. Now the puppies have been entrusted to a volunteer from the National Animal Protection Body, waiting to find a home.
We remember that, at least in most of the nations of the world, the abandonment of animals is punishable by law.
African elephant threatened by poaching and habitat loss
African elephant is in danger of disappearing completely, as we can read in a report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
The elephant population of the savannah has declined by more than 60% in the past 50 years. The continent has just 415,000 elephants who suffer and move in the great plains thus occupying various habitats of sub-Saharan Africa, concentrating their presence in Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe.
"90% of the ivory arrives in Nigeria and ends up financing the jihadist rebels Boko Haram. This is a real cross-border fight against organized crime and even against terrorism," explained Lee White, minister of water.
Benson Okita-Ouma of the IUCN said: "These are very marked downturns. these data are launching a first alarm: if we do not reverse the trend, we risk seeing extinction. of these animals. If we don't plan land use properly, these animals will continue to be killed indirectly even if we stop poaching and illegal hunting."
To indicate the right path there are some reserves where, thanks to careful management, the pachyderm population has stabilized or even grown. This is the case of the elephants that live in the protected areas of Gabon and the Republic of Congo or the elephants of the savannah that live in the Kavango-Zambezi transfrontier conservation area, spread over the territory of five different countries.